OwnerBill Warner
(former owner, EV has been sold)
Owner's Other EV1956 Volkswagen Bug
LocationCeres, California United States map
Vehicle2006 Bradley GTE
Fiberglass kit car manufactured,from 1977-1980 sold as an electric kit. Car was
missing motor, controller and interior when I bought it.
MotorGeneral Electric Series Wound DC
GE 9 inch Hyster pump motor, 36-48 volts. This is an original Bradley kit motor.
Motor was overhauled and brush timing advanced by Jim Husted at Hi-Torque Electric.
Drivetrain1968 Volkswagen pan with 4 speed transmission
ControllerCurtis 1221-C
400 amp, 72-120 volt "squealer"
Batteries15 US Battery US-8VGCHC, 8.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
178 AH batteries from American Battery
in Hayward
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
Fully automatic 3 stage charger. The main disadvantage to this brand charger is you can't change the voltage or current and it has to be sent in for any adjustments.
DC/DC ConverterSevcon 84-128 volt
Instrumentation150 voltmeter, 500 ammeter, 12 volt meter and speedometer
Top Speed75 mph so far.
AccelerationIt keeps up with the traffic
RangeUnknown, batteries not broke in yet
EV Miles
Current:22 Miles (36 Kilometers)
    As of 4/27/2008
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,400 Pounds (1,090 Kilograms)
TiresFirestone 205-75R14
Conversion TimeBeen working on it about a year in my spare time, mostly finding parts and getting the vehicle back together and redoing the wiring.
Conversion CostElectric drive system $4500 including batteries.
Whenever I take it out, it gets a lot of attention from the other drivers on the road. It doesn't have anything to indicate that it's electric yet.

Vehicle has been sold!

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